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CLOUGH SAYS OXFORD ARE TOO GOOD TO BE ROCK BOTTOM

24 August 2018

NIGEL Clough says that Oxford are too good to be at the bottom of the League One table and that he’s sure things will turn around at the Kassam Stadium.

The Brewers travel to Oxford tomorrow to face a side that has lost all four league games so far this season.

The Albion manager said: “Oxford are too good not to get points sooner rather than later and I just hope it’s not against us.

“Karl Robinson is a vastly experienced manager and with Shaun Derry down there as well they will get it right. They are in a transition period, a bit like ourselves, with changes to the playing squad and settling down. Expectations are quite high there as well.”

The Brewers will face former skipper John Mousinho for the first time since his move to Oxford.

Clough said: “John still keeps in touch with a lot of the players and is still held in very high regard by everyone at the club. He was a brilliant captain. We have a great one now in Jake Buxton, but John Mousinho was also a great leader while he was here and played a crucial role in two promotions.

“He has an extremely good name due to the way he goes about his job – and not just on the pitch it’s everything he does off the pitch as well.”

Clough is hoping his team will bounce back from the frustrating 1-0 defeat at Bradford, where they controlled the game and created a host of chances.

He said: “When you don’t win a game you should have you can’t wait to play again. Not necessarily to put it right but to vent your frustration in the next game.”


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